Site details

Overview

Estuary Bourne Creek
CMA West Gippsland CMA
Type Physico-Chemical
Site code Bo1
Site name Bourne Creek Eastern Bank Phys/Chem
Nearest road and town Bass Hwy, Kilcunda
Description

Grassy bank 20 metres upstream of the Kilcunda Rail Trail Trestle bridge. Eastern bank of the creek.

Site access

Park in the carpark to the east of the trestle bridge (i.e. Wonthaggi side of bridge) and head to the western end of the carpark, then follow the sandy path towards the creek for 40 metres, then head down to the creeks edge (i.e. to the grassy bank).

Land use
Land use description

Coastal reserve, with land on the northern (inland side) of the Hwy consisting of crown waterway reserve (i.e. the estuary), residential and grazing land.

Status Active
Observation history 24-05-2016 - 23-07-2018

Map

Observations

C Estuary is closed to the sea. O Estuary is open to the sea. P Perched
Turbidity tubes do not measure below 9 NTU; Chart values of 9 should be interpreted as < 9 NTU

Observations

Date 23-01-2018 21-02-2018 18-06-2018 23-07-2018
Observation #11755 #11834 #12188 #12290

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

23-01-2018 21-02-2018 18-06-2018 23-07-2018
Top 6.0 12.2 2.3 3.0
Bottom 5.5 13.0 2.4 2.8

pH

23-01-2018 21-02-2018 18-06-2018 23-07-2018
Top 8.0 8.2 7.3 6.7
Bottom 8.0 8.3 7.7 7.0

Temperature ° C

23-01-2018 21-02-2018 18-06-2018 23-07-2018
Top 26.20 21.90 10.40 7.50
Bottom 25.80 19.60 11.90 9.10

Salinity ppt

23-01-2018 21-02-2018 18-06-2018 23-07-2018
Top 38.10 45.00 24.20 27.60
Bottom 38.10 45.10 35.60 35.30

D.O. mg/L

23-01-2018 21-02-2018 18-06-2018 23-07-2018
Top 8.54 9.02 7.98 9.57
Bottom 8.34 7.95 7.35 6.13

D.O. % Sat

23-01-2018 21-02-2018 18-06-2018 23-07-2018
Top 130.00 134.00 83.00 95.00
Bottom 127.40 113.30 84.00 67.10

Conductivity mS/cm

23-01-2018 21-02-2018 18-06-2018 23-07-2018
Top 57.19 66.25 38.07 42.95
Bottom 57.24 66.31 53.94 53.35
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